Cyrano de Bergerac (1990)
Most recently screened in September 2016
Director: Jean-Paul Rappeneau. Cast: Gérard Depardieu, Vincent Pérez, Anne Brochet, Jacques Weber, Roland Bertin, Philippe Morier-Genoud, Pierre Maguelon, Josiane Stoléru, Anatole Delalande, Alain Rimoux, Philippe Volter, Jean-Marie Winling, Louis Navarre, Gabriel Monnet, François Marié, Pierre Triboulet. Screenplay: Jean-Paul Rappeneau and Jean-Claude Carrière (based on the play by Edmond Rostand).

Twitter Capsule: Handsomely and thoughtfully produced, if not exactly new. Acted with lyricism and thrilling gusto by Depardieu.

VOR:   Not a profound risk—possibly even a risk-free commercial choice, at home and abroad—but such projects rarely feel this hearty, textured, and polished.

Photo © 1990 Warner Bros. Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B+

Academy Award Nominations and Winners:
Best Actor: Gérard Depardieu
Best Foreign Language Film
Best Art Direction–Set Decoration: Ezio Frigerio and Jacques Rouxel
Best Costume Design: Franca Squarciapino
Best Makeup: Michèle Burke and Jean-Pierre Eychenne

Golden Globe Nominations and Winners:
Best Foreign Language Film

Other Awards:
Cannes Film Festival: Best Actor (Depardieu); Technical Grand Prize (Pierre Lhomme, cinematography)
Toronto International Film Festival: People's Choice Award
National Board of Review: Best Foreign Language Film
European Film Awards: Best Production Design
British Academy Awards (BAFTAs): Best Cinematography; Best Costume Design; Best Original Score (Jean-Claude Petit); Best Makeup
César Awards (French Oscars): Best Film; Best Director; Best Actor (Depardieu); Best Supporting Actor (Weber); Best Cinematography; Best Production Design; Best Costume Design; Best Film Editing (Noëlle Boisson); Best Sound (Pierre Gamet, Dominique Hennequin); Best Music

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